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Will Canada’s cyber reporting be harmonized?

September 30, 2022 by Alyssa DiSabatino

The Insurance Bureau of Canada would like to see a harmonization in Canada on cyber reporting, says Celyeste Power, IBC’s executive vice president of strategic initiatives and advocacy during a Canadian Underwriter webinar. “A lot of regulators around the world

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Feds’ task force reveals preferred flood insurance models

August 30, 2022 by Alyssa DiSabatino

A federal government task force on flood insurance is leaning toward the public insurer and layered public insurer models of flood insurance programs for Canada. The public insurer model features a Crown corporation that underwrites comprehensive flood insurance through the

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Are businesses covered for a telecom’s “maintenance oops”?

July 11, 2022 by Alyssa DiSabatino

Despite Interac payment systems and phone lines being down, most businesses will not have insurance coverage for any type of income loss as a result of the national Rogers outage on Friday, says one insurance expert.   The outage, which

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IBC’s thoughts on Premier’s mission to end “unfair” postal code rating

July 8, 2022 by Alyssa DiSabatino

Ontario drivers may soon see the end of “unfair” rating of auto insurance policies based on postal codes, says Ontario Premier Doug Ford, and the Insurance Bureau of Canada agrees it may be time to modernize territorial rating.  “I know

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Don Forgeron to retire from Insurance Bureau of Canada

June 23, 2022 by Alyssa DiSabatino

Don Forgeron will retire as president and CEO of the Insurance Bureau of Canada after a tenure of almost 30 years. He will also retire as a member of the IBC’s board of directors. The search for Forgeron’s successor will

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P&C industry’s predictions for Ontario’s finance minister

June 13, 2022 by Alyssa DiSabatino

With the Ontario election in the rearview mirror, and Doug Ford re-elected as premier with a sizeable majority, the P&C industry is eagerly awaiting to hear who the next finance minister will be. But political pundits and insurance experts predict

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Auto insurance caught in a political cross-fire

April 20, 2022 by Alyssa DiSabatino

Alberta’s insurance industry saw a claims ratio of 77% for auto in 2020. While this is an improvement from 2016’s claims ratio of 87%, it still poses challenges for the industry, one industry rep notes.   Despite signs the province’s

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P&C industry’s input on coastal protection

April 6, 2022 by Alyssa DiSabatino

Nova Scotia community and industry stakeholders have shared their input on the Coastal Protection Act, and an Insurance Bureau of Canada representative says the financial case for supporting the act is clear. Passed in 2019, the legislation aims to restrict

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One step closer to a National Flood Insurance Program

March 29, 2022 by Alyssa DiSabatino

The industry is one step closer to getting updated flood maps, and a new national flood insurance program to protect homeowners in high-risk flood zones is in the works, says Canada’s public safety minister.  Flood maps are being developed in

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How the feds can help insurers prevent annual $2-billion Cat losses

January 21, 2022 by Alyssa DiSabatino

Insured damage for severe weather events across Canada reached $2.1 billion again last year, and $2-billion annual Cat losses are quickly becoming the new normal, according to Catastrophe Indices and Quantification Inc. (CatIQ).   This is a steep incline compared

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Intact Centre, Insurance Bureau react to latest Liberal election promise

August 19, 2021 by Greg Meckbach

Wednesday’s Liberal election promise answers a call from Canada’s property and casualty insurance industry for a national standard for scoring properties on their resilience to weather-related disasters. In a speech in British Columbia Wednesday, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau promised a

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New industry anti-fraud group gets its first CEO

July 19, 2021 by Greg Meckbach

Terri O’Brien, a former vice president at TD Bank, is now CEO of Équité Association, the anti-fraud organization announced Monday. Équité Association is a new organization that integrates Canadian National Insurance Crime Services (CANATICS) and the IBC’s investigative services division.